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Limerick at a Glance

Limerick is home to some historical places of interest, as well as vibrant festivals. We've listed a few below, but you will find so many more when you come to us!

Make sure to visit both for information on things to see in Limerick and for information on the festivals happening throughout the year.

King John’s Castle

King John’s Castle, built in the 12th Century to defend the river frontier between the Gaelic West and Norman Munster and Leinster.
Open: Daily 10am–5pm

The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum houses one of the greatest collections of antiquities in Ireland, gathered by the archaeologist, John Hunt.
Open: Mon–Sat: 10am–5pm, Sun: 2pm–5pm (free admission on Sundays)

Festivals throughout the Year


The largest festival in Limerick, known as Riverfest, is celebrated at the start of May every year and attracts crowds of around 120,000 annually. The event sees the city come together for BBQ cooking competitions, fashion showcases, sporting activities on the River Shannon as well as a large fireworks display.

Detailed information on Riverfest in particular can be found here.

At different points in the year, the city of Limerick also celebrates events such as St. Patrick's Day, Christmas and Hallowe'en. Information on how our city celebrates throughout the year can be found at and on our Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.